How-to: Elie Saab S/S ’12 makeup

Elie Saab - Spring 2012 makeup

The look:

“Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous women. People should think ‘what an amazing girl’ rather than ‘what beautiful makeup.’ Everything has to be transparent, subtle, like a see-through mousseline.”—Tom Pecheux for M.A.C.

The how-to:


  • M.A.C Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation — applied with fingertips and buffed into skin with M.A.C Stippling Face Brush No. 187
  • M.A.C Pro NW45 Full Coverage — used with M.A.C Blush Brush No. 116 to blend under cheekbones to contour
  • M.A.C Dark Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Foundation — dusted over cheeks, forehead, and neck to tan skin and match the face to the body
  • M.A.C Fusion Gold Metal X Cream Shadow (available spring 2012) — blended over upper cheekbones and bridge of nose to highlight
  • M.A.C Care Blends Essential Oils — applied at the last minute with hands to add shine and radiance, distressing the tan effect a bit


  • M.A.C Fusion Gold Metal X Cream Shadow (available spring 2012) — applied along the upper lashline and lower tear duct with M.A.C Shader Brush No. 242 to open up eyes
  • M.A.C Venetian Tarnish Metal X Cream Shadow (available spring 2012) — blended through the socket of eye, emphasizing a round shape, with M.A.C Blending Brush No. 217
  • M.A.C Black Fix Studio Fix Lash — applied over curled lashes directly at the root


  • M.A.C Spice Lip Pencil and M.A.C Lip Conditioner SPF 15 — blended together and applied to even colour and create a sophisticated shade on lips

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